Category Archives: ‘Observations’ by Dennis DesRosiers

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Luxury Dealers

The Canadian market for luxury vehicles has quadrupled in the past 20 years. Despite this growth, luxury brands as a whole have only added around 75 new store locations since the year 2000. Given the expected growth in the market, there is likely room for more store fronts for these brands in select markets across […]

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Why ICE is Still Hot!

In this month’s observation’s Dennis speaks about the various reports from government sources which state that millions of Canadians will be driving a non-conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle by 2030. Quebec is implementing a zero emission mandate and some other provinces are encouraging consumers to move away from ICE vehicles. To date Canadians have […]

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Original Equipment Parts Outlook

The original equipment parts sector plays a vital role in the Canadian automotive industry from all perspectives, be it employment, shipments or technological innovation. However, coverage and analysis of this segment tends to be fairly limited and niche specific compared to the more visible new vehicle sales and vehicle assembly side of the market. In […]

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Pent-up, Incremental and Replacement Demand

In the past we have touched on the demand aspect of the automotive industry. With recent discussions surrounding disruptors and how they may threaten the sector, some have questioned the effects of disruptors on the outlook of sales. In this month’s Observations we will look at the three concepts that drive sales of new vehicles: […]

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Disruptors To The Automotive Industry

A common theme found in recent articles relating to the automotive industry is that that there are “disruptors” (fundamental technologies/trends that are expected to change the nature of the industry) arising that will permanently reshape the automotive market as we know it. In this month’s Observations we will take a deep dive on the most […]

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